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Old 02-25-2008, 12:23 AM   #1
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This car comes with aftermarket engine support built right in

I was just doing some engine research so I could post in one of the engine threads, and I got to thinking about the commonalities of some of GMs current generation V8s.

Regardless of which specific engines this car gets, they're all likely to be GenIV motors.

That means there's a LOT of parts that will potentially bolt right on the to the car the day it gets into your driveway.

Billet main caps from the LS7/9
CNCd LS7 cylinder heads
High flow L92 cylinder heads (assuming the car doesn't already have them)
LS7/9 dry sump oiling assembly
Various clutches and flywheels
The whole supercharger assembly from the LSA or LS9
The LSX 2500hp capable GM Performance Parts engine block
Cosmetic things like nicer valve covers and trim pieces

And a ton of aftermarket parts like heads and cams from people besides GM.

I don't think I've ever been this excited about a car.
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:45 AM   #2
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Its pretty sweet that you can order a cam and a couple other things and the LS3 goes up to 500 hp, and has a 2 year warranty. One of the best things about GM is the performance/price ratio in their stock vehicles. Then for the performance/price ratio for the aftermarket GM tends to dominate.
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Old 02-25-2008, 10:43 AM   #3
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I thought there was at least a decent likelihood we'd be seeing a Gen V engine in the Camaro?
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:58 AM   #5
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I thought there was at least a decent likelihood we'd be seeing a Gen V engine in the Camaro?
We will, but we don't know what year that will be. it could be as late as 2012 model year. Or they could be ready at release. hard to say
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:09 PM   #6
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Who knows the the CAFE crap has jacked-up...
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:51 PM   #7
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Who knows the the CAFE crap has jacked-up...
Yeah, that's got me worried :(
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Who knows the the CAFE crap has jacked-up...
I hope it has jacked up any plans GM had to install the L76 for a 2-3 years before going to a gen V base V8 when sales start to slow down. It will ruin Gatecrasher's plans to raid the parts bin, but I'd be more inclined to buy an R/T fighter with a DI DOHC V8 or a DI TT DOHC V6 than one with an pushrod V8.
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GM shelved its DOHC V8's as far as I know.
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:35 PM   #10
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That's what's great about a GM car. With most of them when you buy it there'll already be plenty of mods from other models sharing the same platform, engine, etc..
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Old 02-28-2008, 09:34 AM   #11
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I'm worried because it doesn't seem like Father has chimed in much regarding powertrain speculations and what not. I'm a pessimist so I'm naturally going to worry about being disappointed that a high-end V8 will either not be affordable, let alone available. I'll settle for 400 horse I guess though...
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I'm worried because it doesn't seem like Father has chimed in much regarding powertrain speculations and what not. I'm a pessimist so I'm naturally going to worry about being disappointed that a high-end V8 will either not be affordable, let alone available. I'll settle for 400 horse I guess though...
Settle?!?!?
I love it when I hear that. 'settle for 400hp'....wow. Nothin' 'gainst you at ALL - but have we been hp spoiled or what.
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Old 02-28-2008, 10:48 AM   #13
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all chevy LS series engines have basically swapable parts...thats part of the reason I love my bowties!
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I bet there's lots of aftermarket tuners that tune other GM cars already licking their lips at the new market there'll be for their existing parts once the Camaro comes out.
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I'm worried because it doesn't seem like Father has chimed in much regarding powertrain speculations and what not. I'm a pessimist so I'm naturally going to worry about being disappointed that a high-end V8 will either not be affordable, let alone available. I'll settle for 400 horse I guess though...
Don't worry, but the reason Scott hasn't been chiming in a lot lately is because of the different whining that goes on...(I had a conversation with him a week ago). I would also venture to guess that as the Camaro nears production, Scott gets busier and busier...

Like dragoneye says...I think it's funny to say that we'll settle for 400 horses We are spoiled, dragon, especially with cars like the ZR1, which is supposed to produce 620+ hp...But with the LS1 in the 4th Gens and the LS2 in the GTOs...we've come to EXPECT 400 horses. I will be WAY more than content with 400 - 450 hp...but I don't expect it. What I do expect...is that we'll get some form of the G8 GT V8...I'd say that since they put that powerful of an engine in the G8 GT...that would be at least the benchmark they'd set for the base V8 for the Camaro...JUST my thoughts...and Rad...^^^ that was not pointed toward you, just fyi...because I'll settle for 400 hp too...not only that, I'd settle for the L76...it's just that our bars are set at slightly different levels!!
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Don't worry, but the reason Scott hasn't been chiming in a lot lately is because of the different whining that goes on...maybe not so much here but over at cz28 and so he's taken it easy...(I had a conversation with him a week ago). I would also venture to guess that as the Camaro nears production, Scott gets busier and busier...

Like dragoneye says...I think it's funny to say that we'll settle for 400 horses We are spoiled, dragon, especially with cars like the ZR1, which is supposed to produce 620+ hp...But with the LS1 in the 4th Gens and the LS2 in the GTOs...we've come to EXPECT 400 horses. I will be WAY more than content with 400 - 450 hp...but I don't expect it. What I do expect...is that we'll get some form of the G8 GT V8...I'd say that since they put that powerful of an engine in the G8 GT...that would be at least the benchmark they'd set for the base V8 for the Camaro...JUST my thoughts...and Rad...^^^ that was not pointed toward you, just fyi...because I'll settle for 400 hp too...not only that, I'd settle for the L76...it's just that our bars are set at slightly different levels!!
great points man. It is true, if we consider 400 hp to be a level we'll "settle for" in a high-po V8 we're spoiled. Given how the rest of the car-world looks right now, any affordable V8 is impressive. And in a car this size, 400hp is more than enough to beat 90%+ of all cars on the world and put a smile on your face with seat-indenting acceleration.
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Old 03-08-2008, 04:19 PM   #17
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Any reason why we're using roman numerals for the engines? (GEN V) We say 5th gen when we talk about the car. Just sayin
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It makes it a lot easier to keep track of things. Roman numerals = engine, traditional numbers = car. Simple.
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Is that the way GM refers to them?
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They refer to the engine families as "Generation (insert Roman Numeral) small-block".

I don't think I've heard anybody from the company actually refer to the car as a 5thgen, though...mostly "new Camaro", or just "Camaro".

Imagine talking about putting a 5thgen in a 5th gen..wtf?
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Don't worry, but the reason Scott hasn't been chiming in a lot lately is because of the different whining that goes on...(I had a conversation with him a week ago). I would also venture to guess that as the Camaro nears production, Scott gets busier and busier...

Like dragoneye says...I think it's funny to say that we'll settle for 400 horses We are spoiled, dragon, especially with cars like the ZR1, which is supposed to produce 620+ hp...But with the LS1 in the 4th Gens and the LS2 in the GTOs...we've come to EXPECT 400 horses. I will be WAY more than content with 400 - 450 hp...but I don't expect it. What I do expect...is that we'll get some form of the G8 GT V8...I'd say that since they put that powerful of an engine in the G8 GT...that would be at least the benchmark they'd set for the base V8 for the Camaro...JUST my thoughts...and Rad...^^^ that was not pointed toward you, just fyi...because I'll settle for 400 hp too...not only that, I'd settle for the L76...it's just that our bars are set at slightly different levels!!
That all makes sense but we know what Scott has said about being a "performance leader in class". So that leads me to believe that with the challenger and mustang numbers where they are we can expect 400+. And Yes the LS9 is a special engine that we will probably not see in the camaro anytime soon. But the CTSV and the G8 GT have broken barriers as far as what GM is doing in terms of HP these days. So, again, I think it is reasonable to expect 400hp. Now, my continued ranting about 500+ isn't necessarily aimed and GM. If I can get it in some special version of the Camaro then GREAT. If not then I will find a way to get there on my own.
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THis is one of the few good things with me not being able to afford it for a few years, I can wait and see what engines end up in it over the first few years.
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i would actually really like an OHC. i think it's time GM makes the switch, like all the europeans. look at the genV in the solstice GXP, it's OHC. i'm also ready to see some 4 valve per cylinder engines. all together, i'm just ready.
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